Friday, April 12, 2013

Fitch's Corner Clinic on Memorial Day Weekend

Fitch's Corner Horse Trials will celebrate its
20th Anniversary July 19-20-21
$20,000 in Prize Money
USEA Area 1 Championships
Expanded Fitch's Market
Fun social events
and more...
Save the Date for the Boyd and Silva Martin Clinic
on Memorial Day Weekend:
May 25-26-27
Auditors are welcome! Read more about the clinic here.
Be sure to visit our BRAND NEW website for more details

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Boyd's Video Favorites: Steven Bradbury's Gold Medal Story

Steven Bradbury was the first ever Australian to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.  He did it with such style, he was a true legend in Australian sporting history. I have always wanted to call a horse Bradbury, after this moment.


Monday, April 8, 2013

More Photos from The Fork CIC

Thanks to owner Denise Lahey for sharing these great images from The Fork CIC in North Carolina:

Trading Aces

Trading  Aces

Trading Aces
Trading Aces
Caitlin and Remington XXV

Steady Eddie

Steady Eddie

Steady Eddie
Steady Eddie
Steady Eddie

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Windurra Young Horses in Great Form for Cross-Country at The Fork

It was a great day of eventing at The Fork Farm today, with the Advanced, CIC*** and CIC** cross-country taking place on Sunday according to the new FEI format. Tremaine Cooper's challenging course set the bar high for the advanced horses, who shared many of the same fences as the CIC*** horses.  With clear skies and temperatures around 70 degrees, and the footing back in good shape after Thursday's deluge, the stage was set for competitors and spectators to have a fine day out.

Trading Aces
Boyd says:

I had six very exciting young horses at The Fork this weekend. All six are very green at the level they are competing. I feel like I’m in a year of really building my eventing stock and it’s a very exciting time. To be sure I don’t have a really experienced horse in the string at the moment which means I’m working on giving these horses confidence and exposure to a lot of atmosphere at places like The Fork.

My 3* horse Trading Aces had his final outing before Rolex Kentucky. I feel like he’s really starting to hit form; he was brilliant in all three phases and his fitness seems to be getting stronger and on target for our goal of Kentucky in three weeks.

I had two advanced first-timers, Master Frisky and Crackerjack. I must say it was one hell of a course to try them at this new level; both boys felt very green but showed true heart and class in getting around without and jumping penalties. We’re giving them some mileage and will look at doing another advanced somewhere soon in order to get them qualified for a couple of three-star events somewhere this year. 

Master Frisky

I had three Intermediate horses: FYI, Steady Eddie and New Cadet, all Thoroughbreds who all have a huge amount of talent. It was the second Intermediate start of their careers and they all showed plenty of quality in this event and gained a lot of experience. There were some testing questions on the course.The three Intermediate horses are now qualified for the CIC** at Fair Hill and beyond that we’ll look at a CCI** at either Jersey or Bromont

My apprentice rider Caitlin Silliman rode well in the 3* and 2* with Catch a Star and Remington XXV. Catch a Star is on track for her and Caitlin’s Rolex Kentucky debut and had a confidence-building round. Unfortunately at the end of a brilliant round that had them in the lead, Caitlin jumped the wrong last fence with Remi (advanced instead of 2*), disqualifying them from the event. 

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